Educational Background and Experience as an Educator
I am a middle school social studies teacher in the Cambridge Public Schools (CPS) in Massachusetts. I graduated from Boston University’s College of Liberal Arts with a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations. I earned a M.Ed. (secondary education) from the University of Massachusetts in Boston. While teaching full time, I earned my juris doctorate from Suffolk University Law School at night. I passed the Massachusetts Bar Exam and I am a member of the bar in good standing. During law school, I completed internships with the United States Attorney’s Office in Boston, Massachusetts, and the Office of the U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee in Alexandria, Virginia.
Before obtaining a full-time teaching position in Cambridge, I worked for Jobs for Bay State Graduates at Cambridge Rindge & Latin High School working with students in their junior and senior years to develop college applications, resumes and job interviewing skills. I also did outreach to local businesses and community colleges to assist my students in their college and job searches.
I began teaching as a day-to-day and long-term substitute throughout CPS until I obtained a full-time position teaching social studies and reading to seventh- and eighth-grade students at the Charles G. Harrington Elementary School.
The Harrington School serves a racially and ethnically diverse population of students with 50 percent ELL, 75 percent free and reduced lunch and 25 percent special education. I was responsible for a seventh-grade inclusion classroom and operated before-school and after-school homework programs. I served as lead teacher for the middle school and acting assistant principal for three months. I chaired both the Extended Day Planning Committee and Student Support Team. I was also lead planner, fundraiser and chaperone for all middle school field trips to Washington D.C.
I live in Cambridge, MA with my wife, Susan, and my children, Grace and Jack.